Water quality at two North West beaches deemed ‘sufficient’ by EPA

Water quality at both Enniscrone and Mullaghmore beaches have been deemed sufficient in the annual EPA survey.


Other strands and beaches in the North West were either deemed good or excellent.


The survey finds that generally, water quality continues to improve nationwide.


However, two bathing waters were classified as Poor in 2021 – one of them in North Donegal.


In Lady’s Bay, Buncrana, the main sources of pollution affecting the bathing water there are Buncrana waste water treatment plant, combined stormwater overflows, and surface run-off, which are made worse by heavy rainfall.


Irish Water is due to begin upgrade works at Westbrook pumping station and the sewer network during the summer of 2022 and a new larger capacity storm tank is also due to be constructed at Buncrana waste water treatment plant.